American Public University System Rankings

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RankRanking
#3600 of 14,160In the World
#1019 of 2,624In North America
#950 of 2,523In the United States
#4 of 26In West Virginia
#1 of 2In Charles Town
#1067 of 1,105For Military science
#2041 of 2,547For Political Science
#3185 of 5,152For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
100%
Avg. cost to attend
$10,995 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
37,335
Graduates
7,914
Male:Female Ratio
62:38
Control
Private
for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

American Public University System Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

45,249 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

American Public University System has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White24287 (54%)
Black or African American7433 (16%)
Hispanic6155 (14%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown3374 (7%)
Two or more races1908 (4%)
Asian1008 (2%)
Nonresident Alien406 (0.9%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander403 (0.9%)
American Indian or Alaska Native163 (0.4%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$10,995/year
Average aid awarded
$5,493
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$10,013
$30-48K$10,917
$48-75K$8,461
$110K+$16,279

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$6,804$6,615
Tuition in-state$6,804$6,615
Tuition out-of-state$6,804$6,615
Fee in-district$520$390
Fee in-state$520$390
Fee out-of-state$520$390

American Public University System Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster's
Business Administration and Management, General1111,121645
General Studies1,27192
International & Global Studies359264
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies9842385
Homeland Security301129
Computer and Information Systems Security & Information Assurance245156
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management267133
Kinesiology and Exercise Science374
Crisis & Emergency & Disaster Management233134
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other3581
Psychology, General26984
Environmental Science269
History, General1681131
Public Health, General4811247
International Relations and Affairs10085
Information Technology184
Information Technology Project Management177
Securities Services Administration & Management12150
Child Care and Support Services Management145
Business & Commerce, General135
Legal Studies, General8134
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management4763
Environmental Studies109
Military History112862
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse8417
Political Science and Government, General6631
Accounting6229
Sociology88
Child Care Provider & Assistant87
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General87
Fire Science & Fire-fighting3646
Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology & Technician3547
Public Administration79
English Language and Literature, General76
Forensic Science and Technology68
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology & Technician61
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences, Other453
Hospitality Administration & Management, General57
Education, General55
Accounting Technology & Technician and Bookkeeping51
Terrorism and Counterterrorism Operations48
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies2818
Marketing & Marketing Management, General41
Legal Assistant & Paralegal36
Religion & Religious Studies36
Humanities & Humanistic Studies30
Speech Communication and Rhetoric27
Real Estate27
Cultural Studies & Critical Theory and Analysis26
History, Other24
Retailing and Retail Operations616
Philosophy20
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services20
Web & Multimedia Management and Webmaster17
Explosive Ordinance & Bomb Disposal14
Computational and Applied Mathematics14
Management Science212
Data Modeling & Warehousing and Database Administration12
Restaurant & Food Services Management10
Electrical and Electronics Engineering10
Educational Leadership and Administration, General10
Health Information & Medical Records Administration & Administrator72
Public Policy Analysis, General9
Natural Sciences8
Grand Total2,4845,8732,681
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate40%41%40%
  • Full-time retention rate - 87%
  • Part-time retention rate - 91%

Publications & Citations

Publications
396
Citations
4,884

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
171 / 1,284
Computer Science
89 / 1,374
Business
77 / 1,333
Medicine
67 / 1,278
Psychology
53 / 776
Political Science
53 / 150
Biology
52 / 927
Environmental Science
38 / 779
Management Information Systems
36 / 1,159
Engineering
32 / 352
Mathematics
30 / 685
Sociology
29 / 224
Art & Design
29 / 168
Communications and Public Relations
28 / 86
Education Majors
28 / 505
Economics
27 / 43
Demography
23 / 275
Math Teachers
20 / 680
Chemistry
20 / 359
Health Science
18 / 138
Law
17 / 15
Multimedia
14 / 122
History
14 / 3
Political Economy
13 / 31
Information Technology
12 / 26
Physics
12 / 68
Journalism and Digital Media
11 / 70
Ecology
11 / 310
Criminology and Criminal Justice
10 / 4
Public Policy / Administration
10 / 30
Healthcare Management (MHA)
10 / 609
Zoology
10 / 201
Project Management
9 / 11
Engineering Management
9 / 32
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
9 / 22
Cyber Security
9 / 27
Nursing
8 / 19
Geography and Cartography
8 / 28
Social Psychology
8 / 203
Development Studies
8 / 9

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
200655
200723
20081011
2009532
20102385
201128195
201218245
201325370
201446433
201537397
201634487
201725412
201828357
201925609
202047491

General info

Alternative namesAmerican Military University
American Public University
Total FTE staff1,425
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address111 W Congress St
Charles Town, West Virginia, 25414
United States
City population5,000
Phone8774686268